May 22, 2006
Jul 03, 2006
Places: Ferry, Venice, Florence
Woke up this morning on the boat. Went down stairs and was greeted by the Chief Steward. We received our free breakfast and much hospitality. Got off the boat went to the train station and went to Florence. Walked around with some girl we met until we found a hotel room. Walked around the city to the Duomo, Croce, Lorenzo churches. Only went in to the Duomo. I was last there in high school. The memories came flooding back to that Easter Mass. Decided we would climb to the top tomorrow. Walked around just shopping and viewing the architecture. So much shopping and such great art. Saw the most amazing store of handcrafted wood items. Makes me want to work more with wood. Ate a great dinner at an overpriced restaurant viewing the Duomo. Walked around eating ice cream and watched some street performers. One guy was singing Cat Stevens and Simon and Garfunkel songs. Returned back right before a massive thunderstorm we got to enjoy from bed.